The Notebook

"I am no one special; just a common man with common thoughts. I've led a common life; there are no monuments dedicated to me. And my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough."
-- Noah's life-reflections

The Notebook stars Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun, Rachel McAdams as Allie Hamilton (Noah's true love), James Garner as Duke (Noah at an old age), and Gena Rowlands as Allie Calhoun (Allie at an old age). Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.

It is commendable that a person should decide what they want and then go after it. It is better to choose a side and then go down fighting for that side.

You should believe in what you do... otherwise, why are you doing it? Know what your goal in life is so you can dedicate yourself to that goal and not look back.

It's good to stop periodically and question your life-direction. Are you spending your time and energy on something worthwhile? Are you living for a valuable cause? Even if you discovered the best way to spend your life, do you possess the fortitude to dedicate yourself entirely to that Way?

"No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

-- Christ to His disciples (Luke 9:62)



"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth."

-- Christ to the church in Laodicea (Revelation 3:15)

5 comments:

Anantha said...

"... But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough."

That dialog is compelling me to watch Notebook :)

Frank N Stein said...

Although this movie wasn't as corny and sappy as I thought it would be, I can't say that I agree with the big hype of this film. Sure I may have teared up at the end. But there was something in my eye, I swear!

Big Eyed Gal said...

I've read the book and have watched it on the big screen. And all I can say is that I love The Notebook. I couldn't stop myself from crying. Though I've cried more when I was reading the book. :-)

roro said...

I'm sorry but I don't really like this movie, although I thought Ryan Gosling and Rach McAdams are good actors. I guess after reading the reviews, I got my hope high, but the movie to me, is very hallmark-ish.

Big Joey T said...

sho nuff pimp! balls to the wall, baby!

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